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New Eagle Scout dies in “PIGS” house

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored a trio of new Eagle Scouts from Troop 589 during a Court of Honor ceremony at St. Andrew’s Church in Flushing on Saturday afternoon May 24, 2008. Padavan presented each new Eagle Scout with the New York State Senate Medal of Achievement and a Certificate of Merit in recognition of their accomplishment. Senator Padavan (far right) joins with (left to right) new Eagle Scouts Arman Partamian, Chris Bartolini and Neal Donnellan from Troop 589 in Flushing. Download image

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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